Monthly Archives: September 2008

Volleyball finding it hard to finish off matches

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making the play. Warriorette libero, Stephanie Lewis, goes into the bench to keep the ball in play during the match against Stone Memorial.

    The Warriorette volleyball team opened the week with matches against Stone Memorial (Monday) and Blackman (Tuesday) and played with both teams, but just couldn’t finish off the match.
    In both matches, the Warriorettes won the opening game, played close in the middle, but fell apart at the end.
    On Monday, the Warriorettes hosted Stone Memorial, a very strong squad that rolled over the Warriorettes in their first meeting.  That wouldn’t be the case this time around. 
    WCHS, playing with an adjusted line-up, came out and … Read More


Alderman questions short meetings

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    His decade of experience as a county commissioner exhibited itself Thursday night as one of Sparta’s newly elected aldermen addressed two matters of business.
Robert Verble, who also served as county commission chairman during his tenure, said City of Sparta’s charter states the mayor is supposed to appoint committees at the first or second meeting after each election, with three aldermen on each committee.
    “Where are they?” asked Verble. “I feel like we probably need that, because coming up here and staying 15 minutes twice a month [and] getting a packet 48 hours before coming in here is probably not serving the citizens of Sparta like we need … Read More


Soccer picks up another 1-0 win

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

   The White County High School soccer team has fared well against their neighbors to the east and west this season.
    They picked up their third win of the season Tuesday when they defeated Stone Memorial, the new high school in Crossville, by a score of 1-0.  On their worksheet, they also have a 1-0 victory over Cumberland County High School.  Their other win of the season came against their neighbors to the west, DeKalb County. 
    Tuesday’s game was another defensive battle for the Warriorettes.  The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half.  In fact, neither team scored until the final five minutes of the contest … Read More


Child safety event sponsored by White County Sheriff Department

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Sheriff Department sponsorred a free child safety event on Monday, September 22, at the Sparta Wal-Mart. Child Identification cards were provided, free of charge, and child safety seats were inspected for the safety and security of children on White County roads.


Hospital upgrades enhance community

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Community Hospital welcomed their new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine on Wednesday, September 24.
A crane was called in to lift the 13,000 pound machine and place it in the hospital. Hospital officials expect it to be in operation in two to three weeks.
The $800,000 piece of equipment will replace the existing mobile unit that was being used a couple of days per week. This purchase enables operation five days a week.


Warriorette golf trio headed to region

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Region tourney bound. Three Warriorette golfers qualified for next week’s region tournament at Champions Run in Murfreesboro. They are (l to r): Sydney Howard, Allison Geer and Katelyn Kirby.

    Three White County High School golfers earned the right to advance to next week’s Region 4AAA tournament with their play in Monday’s District 7AAA tournament.
    Seniors Katelyn Kirby and Sydney Howard, as well as  freshman, Allison Geer, will  compete as individuals in the region tournament, which will be played at the same course as the district, Champions Run in Murfreesboro.
    The district tournament qualified three girls’ teams and three boys’ teams for the region.  In addition, the top five … Read More


Reba J. Brockett

Posted on September 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Reba J. Brockett, 74, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 23, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Brockett was the daughter of George Alton Martin and Maude Price Martin.
She was a homemaker and loved to garden and grow flowers. She gave most of her vegetables to friends and neighbors. She was a Christian lady who played the piano in several White County churches.
Survivors include her husband, Art Brockett; daughter, Patricia Ann Martin and husband, The Rev. “Buck” Martin; three sons, James B. Brockett, of Sparta; Charles E. Brockett, of Cumming, Ga., Michael A. Brockett, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two sisters, Gaynell Martin, of Murphy N.C., Evelyn Hembree, of … Read More


Business is blooming

Posted on September 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Family business. New greenhouses at Buds and Blooms Greenhouse add to their capabilities, including custom sowing of heirloom plants.

New location. Buds and Blooms is now located on the east side of town in the parking lot next to Broadway Market.

Buds and Blooms Greenhouse
6777 Old Smithville Highway South, Sparta, TN 38583
(931) 761-7611
•Name of owners:
Allen and Vonda Selby
•Hours of operation:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (seasonal)
•When did you open for business?
“We started with two greenhouses in 2004. We’ve expanded to eight greenhouses now. We have moved our business in town to the parking lot beside Broadway Market.”
•What products of services … Read More


Industrial land has first prospect

Posted on September 23, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Land. This detailed map shows the industrial land purchased by White County, as well as adjoining land.

New road. The house (below) in this photo will soon be demolished to make way for a connector street that will allow easier access from Highway 111 for truck deliveries to Norcom. Norcom is situated to the left of the house, with HMMI to the right.

    Prime acreage near the airport that became the center of controversy when commissioners wrangled over whether or not to purchase the land will soon be the site for the first industrial prospect to locate in the north end of the county.
In February 2008, county … Read More


Voyles finishes seventh at Tennessee Classic

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    Several members of the WCHS cross country team were in action at the prestigious Tennessee Classic on Saturday at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.
    The 33rd edition of the Classic featured 160 teams and more than 1,500 participants. 
    Sparta senior, Markie Voyles, finished seventh overall in the 272 runner field in the girls’ gold race.  Voyles ran the 5k course in 19:44.89.  The winner of the race was Kathy Kroeger of Independence High School.  Kroeger was the 2006 National Champion and last year’s runner-up.  Second place went to Allie Scalf from Science Hill with a time of 18:40.  Voyles finished just over a second behind Jacqueline Pitcock from … Read More


The Eagles!

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    I was lucky enough to get to see the Eagles in concert last week and it was great.
    Many of you might not know this, but I love to listen to music.  I have an extensive music collection and have been to a whole lot of concerts, not as many in the past few years as back during the 80’s and 90’s. 
    I have probably seen over 100 concerts in my time and a wide variety to say the least. The first concert I ever saw was back in 1976.  For my birthday, I was thrilled to get to go see the Osmonds.  That’s right, the Osmonds.  I … Read More


Volleyball defeated by Cookeville

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Action at the net. Jessica Wilson goes up to make a play at the net during the Warriorette volleyball team’s game at Cookeville Thursday. The Warriorettes lost to Cookeville but went 4-1 in their games at Jackson County over the weekend.

    The Warriorette volleyball team started the second half of their district slate at Cookeville Thursday and then played in a tournament over the weekend at Jackson County. 
The Warriorettes took on archrival Cookeville Thursday in district 7AAA action. The two teams had already met once this season with the Cavaliers coming out on top 3-0.
The Warriorettes started the match off on the wrong foot allowing Cookeville … Read More


Warriors shut out by Blue Raiders

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making a cut. Sam Gribble makes a cut to go through a hole opened up by his linemen during the game with Cleveland. Gribble carried the ball 18 times for 88 yards against the state’s fourth ranked team.

A sudden stop. Seth Anderson brings a Cleveland runner to a sudden stop during Friday’s game. The Warriors were shut out by the state’s fourth ranked Blue Raiders 27-0. The Warriors host Cumberland County for homecoming this Friday.

    A quick look at the scoreboard after Friday night’s game revealed a shut out victory by Cleveland over White County High School, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. 
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Alderman questions short meetings

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

getting a packet 48 hours before coming in here is probably not serving the citizens of Sparta like we need to.”
—Robert Verble, alderman”]

    His decade of experience as a county commissioner exhibited itself Thursday night as one of Sparta’s newly elected aldermen addressed two matters of business.
Robert Verble, who also served as county commission chairman during his tenure, said City of Sparta’s charter states the mayor is supposed to appoint committees at the first or second meeting after each election, with three aldermen on each committee.
    “Where are they?” asked Verble. “I feel like we probably need that, because coming up here and staying 15 minutes … Read More


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